Eid Ul Fitr tomorrow; Shawwal moon sighted

Eid Ul Fitr tomorrow; Shawwal moon sighted

Friday will be the first day of the month of Shawwal as the moon sighting committee has spotted the moon.

The moon-sighting committee was presided by Minister of Justice Sultan Al Badi, along with a number of senior officials.

Dr Farooq Hamada, religious adviser to the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, said the committee had received information from astronomers and religious figures and discussed the findings. Astronomers gathered in Jebel Hafeet on Thursday morning in a bid to spot the new crescent moon signalling the end of Ramadan.  The International Astronomy Centre announced that the new moon had been seen through use of telescopes.